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  3. donna

    Tips for Sportrap

    Glad you enjoyed it! It does drain you as you have to really concentrate. But that was a good score for your first go. I shot sporttrap at Owls Lodge on Tuesday and it was really windy. On my sim pairs I decided to play the law of averages as they were so wind affected and go for the easier target first then if I had time go for second, hopefully guaranteeing myself 50% rather than 2 losses! It worked as I ended up 2nd in ladies/C class, beating a few good shots as well. I never watch the others shoot, I’m always thinking about my next pair/sim pair and trying to work out how to approach it etc. Keep it up and enjoy.
  4. jon1

    Tips for Sportrap

    Well that was enjoyable! Certainly felt very different to ESP, had to concentrate hard and even then got caught out a few times. Had 2 decent layouts and 2 poorer ones, ended up on 74. As always kicking myself for some of the misses, which included more of the singles than I'd hoped! Good squad, all quality shooters but found if I watched them, I then didn't prepare for my targets correctly. Cheers for the tips everyone, certainly was more prepared than I would have otherwise been.
  5. Bebo

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Orston on Thursday for a bit of reconnaissance before the inter-counties in a couple of weeks. I've never shot there before and had a really enjoyable round. Good use of angles to create some tricky targets and it was nice to see some that needed a decent bit of lead. Finished on a 72, with 10 out of 13 stands either one or two away. Shame it's a 360 mile round trip otherwise I think I'd go there more often.
  6. sean the sheep

    Pete Dennett memorial shoot,Sunday 30th Sept

    Evening all,just a quick post to remind that we are holding the second memorial shoot for the much missed Pete Dennett. The shoot will be at Gunsite S,G,next Sunday 30th Sept. The shoot is 100 English sporting open. Entries 10-1.00pm. All welcome,any questions,please drop me a line,or give me a call. Thanks,Sean (07979 874887)
  7. shootinguru

    Nad Al Sheba. Dubai

    It was never going to last!
  8. Paul120

    Nad Al Sheba. Dubai

    Thanks for the replies. It's a shame it stopped. It was a good talking point and even though I didn't get chance go, it was good to follow and seemed to cause a buzz. The sort of thing we need to get to the level of Golf & Tennis in the public consciousness.
  9. Jeremy Baker

    Nad Al Sheba. Dubai

    Dam shame it stopped as it was a great start to the season. I shot both and wish I could go back now to shoot the FITASC one as I knew nothing back then. We heard from some with close connections to the sponsors (the Royal family) that a combination of ill heath and a few too many complaints put paid to further funds being made available.
  10. Dave P

    Kingscote next shoot. 6th October

    Our Next shoot at Kingscote SG is on Saturday the 6th of October an 80 bird Sporting over 10 stands Entries open 10.00 last entries 12pm. Free tea & coffee, toilets good carparking and access. New layout being built incorporating our High Tower. Dave
  11. dr. lecter

    astigmatism

    one for mr lyons , I shoot with Contac lens but have moderate astigmatism in both eyes , I tried torric lens not good for me so my question , how do I see reasonably well and shoot ok with no astigmatism correction ? and would shooting glasses provide better vision ? my contac lens +2.50 and +300 .
  12. donna

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    It’s harder than sporting but fun. Not the singles, (full use of gun) or even the doubles but the sim pairs, omg, in the wind today it was difficult, but if you’ve never shot it before it’s always the sim pairs that get you as you don’t get to see them obviously and you think you’ve chosen the correct way round to shoot them, then find out you were wrong 😂. First 2 layouts were so wind affected everything was dropping and I must admit I find it hard to get “under” targets, especially if it’s the second target. Third and fourth layouts not so wind affected but some long targets mixed in with some closer stuff. Shot those two well so can’t complain too much apart from we had sooooo many “no birds” that it did affect us. I think Phil had 6 in a row and it just plays with your mind. Owls Lodge is hard enough without the wind!!
  13. Bebo

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    I'm ashamed to admit I have never shot sport trap. Must make the effort to some time.
  14. donna

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Owls Lodge for sport trap today. A tricky shoot made even trickier by the wind, especially on first two layouts but very enjoyable.
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  16. Clynt

    Nad Al Sheba. Dubai

    A few of us went , on the feedback ,of the Fitasc comp the previous year , for me the targets were similar in rotation as Fitasc and or sportrap , NOT ALL SIMO, but some days and times it could be impossible to get two barrels at a single even , let alone simo's ,hospitality was very good ,food free at ground and very nice , getting to and from the ground however was not the best , buses picking you up from your hotel were ok , getting back was another matter all together , Targets could have been way better but thats personal choices , big money paid out , trucks and other big prizes gave away every evening ....would I go again ? cost me about £1,400 , doubt it ! but never say never , Taxi drivers over there have the same answer to every question ......yeees .
  17. Bebo

    Nad Al Sheba. Dubai

    I gather that the second one was run as an all sim pairs event and that on some days the wind was so bad it was impossible to get a second shot off. Lots of grumbling online about.
  18. Will Hewland

    Nad Al Sheba. Dubai

    Obviously it stopped. I think, not certain, that despite it being an amazing event in many ways, the targets were actually not good and the organisers didn’t appreciate the feed back.
  19. Paul120

    Nad Al Sheba. Dubai

    Anybody know what happened to this event?
  20. Jonny English

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Orston for me Sunday morning, not shooting since the British and a tough week a work we're hopefully the primary contributors to a lack lustre 70. Good round that I just didn't give the required attention.
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  22. Sian

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    I had a nightmare on 4 stands losing so many my heart just went out of it to be honest. Didn’t even bother counting my card I knew it was that bad. At that point I should have gone home. It went to Northampton where I did nearly as well so didn’t count my card there either. Too tired and should have stayed at home.
  23. chippy

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    A strange round at barrowheath today. It needed quick reflexes on several stands rather than shooting ability. I finished on 82 after missing 6 on one stand.
  24. Bebo

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Shame you suffered Hamid. No problem earlier in the day and it was cloudy anyway at that stage. I shall be beating your trip length on Thursday - going to drive up to Orston and back (360 mile roundtrip).
  25. Hamster

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Just back from a mammoth 300 mile day with a 5.30 alarm call 😴 , first time visit to Four Counties and agree with Will totally, this is obviously a good ground that can present good birds with a bit of thought as the dropping Teal and high L/R proved but for me it was marred by the mickey mouse consecutive stands of shallow angle L/R pair of Std and Midi thrown together followed on the next stand by a going away pair of the same Std/Midi and then just as you thought it couldn't get any worse another Std/Midi away simmo pair but thrown high ! 😮 Do course setters really think we won't notice or do they just not care, sorry but I think we deserve better for £40 quid. Enjoyed the round otherwise and 87 was all I deserved. Only just managed to catch last entries for Court Farm on the way back to Kent and wish the traffic would have been a tad worse than it was so that I'd have had to go to JJ's for a bit of non reg arrows 😆 instead, I have nothing against shoots that cater to a certain market and throw samey birds because clearly plenty of people patronise their shoots as is evident from the largish entries they enjoy here and at Gatton Bottom but had I known that I wouldn't be allowed to physically see 30% odd percent of the birds because they were thoughtfully thrown directly (and I mean directly) into the sun I wouldn't have entered. Two stands of simmo pair Teal to boot, high crossers or incoming droppers that you couldn't see, 😶 what is it about the sun that catches course setters out so much, can they not understand that if a stand is going to be affected then they should at the absolute least throw lowish targets there !?
  26. Will Hewland

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Four Counties today. Not that impressed with the course. I enjoyed it as I don’t go often, so a change is good. Some of it was good, but only 11 stands, which didn’t help as it was busy. Stands 4, 6 and 7 (I think) were all sim going away edge-ons. Too samey, OK, stand 7 was from above the head, but that’s it. My last stand, 10, was so sun affected that I waited 25 minutes for a big cloud to make it shootable. Finished on a reasonable 89, which at least rescued the occasion a bit.
  27. GlawsterOldCodger

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Longridge today, fair to say one made a bit of a mess of most the stands, have developed some poor habits most of which this addict is finding difficult to rid myself of. Not alone in having a difficult time today, fair few superstars also not at the races judging by early scores. That said one is still impressed by the shots that week in week out put in scores of 90+ regardless.
  28. Bebo

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Tomorrow was definitely another day. Court Farm this morning. After some help from Mr S the other week sim pairs no longer hold the fear they used to and I managed 17 out of 20 of them this morning. Finished on 83.
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